Meet Our Fellows
Felipe Barbosa: Felipe went to medical school at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. After graduation, he earned a Masters of Health Sciences degree in Tropical Medicine. His research in Brazil was focused on Chagas disease. He completed his residency at MetroWest Medical Center in Massachusetts. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He is interested in neglected diseases and HIV/HCV in underserved populations.
Kenechukwu Obiokoye: Kenechukwu obtained his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. He is committed to a career in public health and in studying health disparities. He hopes to complete a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology. He is interested in Hospital Epidemiology, HIV and emerging diseases.
Carlos Acuna-Villaorduna MD: Carlos earned his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He was a research fellow at “Alexander Von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute” before starting his medicine residency at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. He completed a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is interested in the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, as well as tuberculosis and antibiotic stewardship. Carlos is a huge soccer fan and follows the British Premier and UEFA Champions League passionately.
Morgan Freiman MD: Morgan obtained her medical degree from the University of Nevada and completed her medical residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently completing a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health and is a member of the BU-CHART and CREST programs. Her research focuses on clinical outcomes among HIV/HCV coinfected patients, and she is currently examining extra-hepatic manifestations of inflammation among this population. She is also interested in health care disparities among rural communities, and improving access to care with use of tele-medicine.
Amanda Thornton: Amanda received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Harvard University and graduated from Dartmouth Medical school. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Oakland and is enthusiastic about integrated health care systems. She is interested in antibiotic stewardship, healthcare-associated infections and the history of medical care systems. She has published a paper on the medical care offered to slaves in 18th century Jamaica as described in the journals of Thomas Thistlewood. She will be studying the interactions between Clostridium difficile and obesity as her primary research project.
Katherine Linsenmeyer MD: Katie received both her undergraduate and medical degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. Katie is now pursuing the Antimicrobial Stewardship/Healthcare Epidemiology track within the fellowship. Her primary research project pertains to resistance patterns of, and physician prescribing for, multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms with at the VA.